TWO EGYPTIAN ALABASTER CANOPIC JARS WITH LIDS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Both vessels of banded alabaster, one inscribed with prayers for protection invoking the goddess Isis and Imsety, a son of Horus, the latter depicted here as a human-headed lid for the vessel, and one invoking the goddess Selket and Qebhsenuef, another of the sons of Horus, on behalf of "the overseer of scribes...Wahibremeryptah, son of Iriteru...," with the baboon-headed lid depicting the god Hapy
16½ in. (41.9 cm) high (2)